Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
direction, person, alternative
Kun:
かた-かた-がた
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
46 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 方 【ホウ】 direction, way, side, area (in a particular direction), side (of an argument, etc.), one's part, type, category, field (of study, etc.), indicates one side of a comparison, way, method, manner, means, length (of each side of a square)
  • 方言 【ホウゲン】 dialect
  • 途方 【トホウ】 way, destination, reason
  • 右方 【ウホウ】 right side, style of Japanese court music

Kun reading compounds

  • 方 【かた】 direction, way, person, lady, gentleman, method of, manner of, way of, care of ..., person in charge of ..., side (e.g. "on my mother's side")
  • 方々 【かたがた】 they (of people), gentlemen (of the ...), you (usu. plural), various
  • 親方 【おやかた】 master, boss, chief, foreman, supervisor, stable master, craftsman, artisan, foster parent
  • 出方 【でかた】 attitude, approach, move, theater usher, theatre usher

Readings

Japanese names:
から、 な、 なた、 ふさ、 まさ、 みち、 も、 わ
Chinese:
fang1
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dirección
  • lado
  • cuadrado
  • método
  • manera
  • persona
  • forma de hacer

Portuguese

  • direção
  • pessoa
  • alternativa

French

  • direction
  • personne
  • alternative
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
204 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
28 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2082 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
26 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
182 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
85 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
70 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
43 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
957 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1709 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
501 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13620 Morohashi
1963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2389 New Nelson (John Haig)
490 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
529 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
25 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
102 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
445 2001 Kanji
4h0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
42-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b9 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
stopping
Parts:
good, pleasing, skilled
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
501 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 良 【リョウ】 good, B grade (in an A, B, C ... system)
  • 良好 【リョウコウ】 good, fine, excellent, favorable, favourable, satisfactory
  • 優良 【ユウリョウ】 superior, excellent, fine
  • 選良 【センリョウ】 member of parliament, the elite

Kun reading compounds

  • 良い 【よい】 good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable, sufficient, enough, ready, prepared, profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial, OK, all right, fine, no problem
  • いい男 【いいおとこ】 handsome man, looker, good guy, great guy, influential person (esp. in the yakuza), sumo wrestler
  • いい男 【いいおとこ】 handsome man, looker, good guy, great guy, influential person (esp. in the yakuza), sumo wrestler
  • いい大人 【いいおとな】 (an) adult your age (should, should not, etc.), grown man (woman), person who is old enough (to know better)

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 なが、 まこと、 よし、 ら、 りょ、 ろう
Chinese:
liang2
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • bueno
  • sobresaliente

Portuguese

  • bom
  • agradável
  • hábil

French

  • bon
  • plaisant
  • habile
530 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
628 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
598 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
520 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3885 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
586 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
861 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
767 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
321 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
602 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1642 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4373 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2216 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2980 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30597 Morohashi
3558 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4954 New Nelson (John Haig)
1468 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1578 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
479 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
492 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
865 2001 Kanji
0a7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-4 SKIP code
3-5-2 SKIP code
3073.2 Four corner code
46-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
826f Unicode hex code